This page describes the NL-ix multi-core mashed exchange network. At all NL-ix datacenters we use Brocade equipment for traffic exchange. Between those locations we distinguish 'Core' and 'Access' sites.

Core Sites

Ten key locations, with many connected customers and large traffic volumes, have been designated as Core site. These sites are equipped with Brocade MLX switches and interconnected with multiple dark fibers and multiple 10 Gbit/s connections.
Customers can connect at those sites at 100 Mbit/s, 1 Gbit/s and 10 Gbit/s OnePort™ speeds.

Access Sites

Non-core NL-ix locations are designated as Access site and offer 100 Mbit/s and 1 Gbit/s connections (no 10 Gbit/s).
All locations, both Core and Access, are equipped with Brocade BigIron switches for lower-speed connections.

Network map

The NL-ix network is constantly under development. The map below gives an overview of our network.

NL-ix Network Map

Core sites are marked with a large spot, Access sites with a smaller spot.